SOUTH FORK OF SNAKE RIVER
June 2nd, 2018
Word has it that the South Fork was producing some pretty nice fish as recently as last week, granted last week the flows were around 16k CFS and as of this morning they were up to 21k.
Apparently streamer fishing was the way to go last week, especially in the canyon section around Conant. The best color...white. I've always had a lot of luck with Sex Dungeons, Boogiemen and Peanut Envy's as well as double bunnies and big, stonefly nymphs fished deep. And you can never seem to go wrong with tiny zebra midges and flashback pheasant tails if need be, the 'bows love them, although with flows as high as they are right now, it might be tough.
Gear guys should be chucking Rapala Countdowns, GULP minnows and you might try a Kamikaze Sculpin as well, these lures look like flies, but they have enough weight to be cast with a spin rod, and they work!
As always, come by the store for more info on fly or lure selection or any questions you may have. I can only sit in front of a keyboard for so long before I need to go fishing.
Palisades Reservoir is filling up quickly and it won't be long before it's at capacity.